25th August, 2009, Coldfield, West Midlands, UK. Radiation Research Trust, a UK-based charity focused on the health effects of
electromagnetic fields from wireless technologies, today released a report, "Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern,Science, Spin and the Truth Behind
Interphone,"along with other international health advocacy groups on two
Download the new report from the Radiation Research Trust
The new report analyzes the science on cellphones and brain
tumours, and reviews in detail 11 key design flaws in the 13-country, industry funded Interphone Study, which
underestimates risk of brain tumours.
Eileen O'Connor, Director of Radiation Research Trust, says, "It is
time for government and industry to stop the denial about the health effects of microwave radiation and do what is
right to protect public health". Andrew Mitchell MP, Trustee of Radiation Research Trust and Shadow Secretary of
State for International Development, says, “I welcome the scientific debate about cell phones and brain tumours and
a serious discussion of any design flaws of the Interphone study."
Pressure has been mounting on governments around the world to
protect children from cell phone radiation. Russian officials have recommended children under the age of 18 years
not use cell phones at all. Similarly, the United Kingdom, Israel, Belgium, Germany and India have discouraged use
of cell phones by children. In Finland, the Radiation and Nuclear Power Authority has urged parents to err on the
side of caution. France is nearing the point where it will make it illegal to market cell phones to children,
and recently banned mobile phones in elementary schools.
Radiation emitted from wireless
technologies has been shown in scientific research to show leakage of the blood-brain-barrier, and deleterious
effects on sperm, including decreased sperm counts and reduced sperm motility, among many other biological
effects.Studies independent of industry, consistently
show there is a “significant” risk of brain tumours from mobile phone use.
Recently, in Austria, The
Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risk (AUVA) commissioned Vienna Medical University to research the
effects of cell phone radiation on the brain, immune system, and proteins. The AUVA studies have further
confirmed the existence of non-thermal effects from mobile phone radiation, reinforcing the need for
governments to adjust exposure guidelines.
Brian Stein, Chairman of Radiation Research Trust, and CEO of food
giant, Samworth Brothers, adds "Responsible action on the part of governments is urgently required to protect
The UK Radiation Research Trust (RRT)
is a leading health advocacy organization mobilizing supporters and advocating for a precautionary approach to
electromagnetic radiation and government warnings regarding wireless technologies. Its purpose is to uncover and
communicate the true facts concerning electromagnetic radiation and health.
Contact: Eileen O’Connor
Director, Radiation Research Trust